Philosophy

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Conflicts of Rights: Moral Theory and Social Policy Implications

John Rowan

First Edition • January 1, 2001 • 238 pages

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The language of rights is utilized frequently in debates over contemporary social issues — a fetus’s right to life versus a woman’s right to choose, for example. Because these debates pertain to what our social policies should be, it is clear that the rights in question are moral rights, and…

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Global Democracy, Social Movements, and Feminism

Catherine Eschle

First Edition • January 1, 2001 • 292 pages

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In Global Democracy, Social Movements, and Feminism Catherine Eschle examines the relationship between social movements and democracy in social and political thought in the context of debates about the exclusions and mobilizations generated by gender hierarchies and the impact of globalization. Eschle considers a range of approaches in social and…

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Deliberative Democracy, Political Legitimacy, and Self-determination in Multi-cultural Societies

Jorge Valadez

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 320 pages

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Most foundational works in political philosophy have made fundamentally false and far-reaching assumptions concerning the culturally homogeneous character of the polity. Deliberative Democracy, Political Legitimacy, and Self-Determination in Multicultural Societies provides a much needed corrective to conventional accounts of the normative foundations of the state by reconceptualizing some of the…

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Agency and Responsiblity: Essays on the Metaphysics of Freedom

Laura Ekstrom

First Edition • December 1, 2000 • 270 pages

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A companion volume to Free Will: A Philosophical Study, this new anthology collects influential essays on free will, including both well-known contemporary classics and exciting recent work. Agency and Responsibility: Essays on the Metaphysics of Freedom is divided into three parts. The essays in the first section address metaphysical issues…

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Globalizing Feminist Bioethics: Crosscultural Perspectives

Rosemarie P. Tong; Gwen Anderson; Aida Santos-Maranan

First Edition • November 1, 2000 • 384 pages

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Globalizing Feminist Bioethics is a collection of new essays on the topic of international bioethics that developed out of the Third World Congress of the International Association of Bioethics in 1996. Rosemarie Tong is the primary editor of this collection, in which she, Gwen Anderson, and Aida Santos look at…

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Power of Feminist Theory: Domination, Resistance, Solidarity

Amy Allen

First Edition • October 5, 2000 • pages

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Power is clearly a crucial concept for feminist theory. Insofar as feminists are interested in analyzing power, it is because they have an interest in understanding, critiquing, and ultimately challenging the multiple array of unjust power relations affecting women in contemporary Western societies, including sexism, racism, heterosexism, and class oppression.In The…

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Theory of Knowledge

Keith Lehrer

Second Edition • September 1, 2000 • 272 pages

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In this impressive second edition of Theory of Knowledge, Keith Lehrer introduces students to the major traditional and contemporary accounts of knowing. Beginning with the traditional definition of knowledge as justified true belief, Lehrer explores the truth, belief, and justification conditions on the way to a thorough examination of foundation…

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The Many Faces of Science: An Introduction To Scientists, Values, and Society

Henry Byerly; Leslie Stevenson

Second Edition • August 1, 2000 • 304 pages

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The development of modern science, and its increasing impact on our lives and cultures, is one of the great stories of our time. So, understanding—and coming to terms with—the institution of modern science should be an integral part of education. In The Many Faces of Science, Leslie Stevenson and Henry…

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Free Will

Laura Ekstrom

First Edition • January 1, 2000 • 248 pages

Print: $43.00 USD/$99.99 CAD

      In this comprehensive new study of human free agency, Laura Waddell Ekstrom critically surveys contemporary philosophical literature and provides a novel account of the conditions for free action. Ekstrom argues that incompatibilism concerning free will and causal determinism is true and thus the right account of the…

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Introduction to the Theory of Logic

Jose L. Zalabardo

First Edition • January 12, 2000 • 344 pages

Print: $48.00 USD/$69.99 CAD

This book provides a rigorous introduction to the basic concepts and results of contemporary logic. It also presents, in two unhurried chapters, the mathematical tools (mainly from set theory) that are needed to master the technical aspects of the subject. Methods of definition and proof are also discussed at length,…

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